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Elipson Planet M: Spherical designer speaker that packs a punch

Elipson Planet M
Elipson Planet M

Speaker systems in spherical enclosures are not something completely exotic for the Hi-Fi market – the first models of this shape were created back in the mid-70s of the last century. Indeed, in many “sound” parameters, a ball-shaped case is potentially superior to a standard “box”, but today only a few companies risk taking on the production of such unusual-looking speakers. One of the companies seriously involved in the development of spherical acoustics is the French Elipson.

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Elipson has added to its range of stylish designer speaker systems with high-quality sound – after the large “balls” Planet L, the time has come for more compact ones – Planet M. The speaker is a sphere with a diameter of about 160 mm with a coaxial speaker placed in a closed housing made of special resin. The speakers are supplied with a table stand; floor stands can be purchased separately.

Planet M speakers have a closed cabinet and can be installed on a table stand or a special floor stand. The acoustic systems have a two-way configuration, equipped with proprietary speakers – a low-frequency one with a paper diffuser with a diameter of 100 mm, and a tweeter with a 20 mm silk dome. Both emitters are located coaxially, forming a point sound source with a uniform radiation pattern over the entire frequency range. Taking into account the shape of the body, such acoustics can literally disappear into the sound stage, practically not revealing themselves as a sound source. The internal wiring in the speakers is made with high-quality speaker cable, and a single pair of screw terminals is used to connect the amplifier.

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There are many options for placing these acoustics, and in this regard, Planet M is much more “flexible” than any traditional speakers. These speakers can, for example, be mounted on the ceiling – using a special rod, or simply half-sunk into suspended ceiling panels. Also, using a special bracket, Planet M can be mounted on the wall.

The speakers can operate in two or multi-channel audio systems (Elipson also produces a special subwoofer that is stylistically suitable for these speakers), and provide high-quality sound in medium-sized rooms. These speakers have fairly high sensitivity and stable impedance, and will pair well with popular brands of electronics.

Characteristics of Elipson Planet M 

Coaxial driver
Three options for external finishing
Frequency range 90 Hz – 22000 Hz (+/- 3 dB)
Resistance 8 Ohms
Sensitivity 88 dB
Input power 30 – 80 W
Filter crossover frequency 2500 Hz
Dimensions 150 x 150 x 150 mm
Weight 1 .65 kg

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